August 23, 2012

NuVet Supplement Scam

I've noticed several breeders of questionable reputation force people adopting pups to sign a contract saying they will feed their pup "NuVet" supplement on a daily basis, otherwise their health guarantee is "null and void" (not mentioning names here - but one of them also says their Vs are from "Hungry").

Here is some specific wording from a contract I found:

"This guarantee will be null and void if Buyer does not supply the dog with NuVet Plus for Canines® on a daily basis. Buyer is required to use NuVet Labs ™ NuVet Plus for Canines® on a daily basis, during and after the guarantee period, failure to do so will make this guarantee null and void.  NuVet Plus for Canines® may be ordered @  (800) 474-7044  order code # ------, make sure that you use the order code number when ordering, it allows us to track your purchase of vitamins."

(Code removed to prevent purchases under the breeder.)

I'm guessing that these breeders get some kind of a kick-back from NuVet for requiring the supplements...  ::) I've never heard of a reputable breeder requiring buyers to give their puppies a supplement (and using a signed contract to try and force it).

A reputable breeder would NEVER force you to sign a contract saying you will give your puppy a specific supplement or food. They will recommend food brands - pay attention to what they feed their dogs. Good breeders won't feed cheap kibble full of fillers (corn, grains, and soy).

1 comment:

  1. I really am still amazed at who people will buy from. I constantly am trying to educate people on buying from reputable breeders who are in it to further the breed, not make money off it.

    My breeder is pretty darn strict with her puppy homes and contracts, so much so that some people won't even buy from her due to her rules. But IMO she has reasons for them and she has never taken advantage of her co-ownership with my dog. She pushes us to do things with our dogs, and I understand her gain from that but hey we signed into it, and the dogs love it. We had to have the dog tattooed or microchipped within the first year, and we also have to use frontline or some other tick med on a regular basis too. But both of those requests are reasonable I think. Anyway I won't go into the details of it, but a food or supplement requirement is kinda crazy as a means to nullify the health guarantee. Something is wack about that. And yet I am not surprised.